Chinese firefighters try to reach a trapped baby inside a sewage pipe
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China rescuers save baby lodged in sewage pipe

Firefighters in China have rescued a newborn baby boy lodged inside a sewage pipe leading off a toilet.

Residents of an apartment building in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, called rescuers on Saturday after they heard the infant's cries.

Rescuers had to saw through a section of the pipe to reach the boy, who is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The BBC's Martin Patience's report from Beijing contains distressing scenes.

  • 29 May 2013